Summit Fitness is working with Gorilla grip as a partner. They design, test and oversee the manufacture of the rigs to ensure the quality and function is optimised.


Summit Fitness products are born out of a quest to improve the industry standard and bring innovative ideas to the training world. They have to be better. And useful. Gyms required a space efficient, modular solution capable of combining a myriad of training options. So our engineers went to work and months later, the Gorilla Grip rig was released. It’s gone on to revolutionise the training landscape and become one of the most popular products in the market.



We approach the design of training equipment in much the same way as a off and on shore manufacturer. The team use the latest 3D modelling software producing models that are first assessed and tested within the virtual world. Tolerances are measured in fractions of a degree and simulations inflict up to manny years of abuse on components. Hundreds of combinations are trialled before the model is then put through further analysis.

Further Analysis

We are way harder on our equipment than you’ll ever be. Finite element analysis simulations are conducted to run static, dynamic and fatigue testing. Weak points are identified. The design is optimised further.


All Gorilla Grip manufactured products go through several prototyping stages. It can take months but it’s the only way to ensure the first product off the line will function and perform the way it was intended.

Design Selection

Even if a product satisfies our engineers it’s not signed off for mass production until our customers put it through it’s paces. Their feedback is crucial and focuses on functionality, ergonomics and ultimately, performance. If it’s not significantly better than what is widely available in the market, it’s considered a failure and redesign commences.